Wine Teran

Pliny the Elder, a Roman historian born in 23 AD, wrote about Teran production in his work Naturalis Historia, consisting of 37 books. He mentions that the Karst red wine was not only known to Romans, but to Greeks as well, under the name of "praetorian wine of the Northern Adriatic".
Caesar Augustus' wife Julia attributed her high age of 82 to regular consumption of the so called pucinium which was produced on stone hills near the river Timavo spring. Valvasor, the famous Slovene polymath, describes the economic importance of the wine for the Karst region in his work The Glory of the Duchy of Carniola.

Štruklji roll

Ingredients: 250 gr. (8.8 oz) flour, pinch of salt, 2 teaspoons of melted butter. Filling: 1 kg (2.2 lbs) apples, 100 gr. (3.5 oz) butter, 100 gr. (3.5 oz) breadcrumbs, 150 gr. (5.3 oz) sugar, 50 gr. (1.7 oz) raisins, 2 teaspoons pine nuts, cinnamon, grated zest of half a lemon, 1 egg.
Instructions:
Mix the flour, salt and melted butter for half an hour, constantly adding warm water. Then roll out the dough thin and cover it with finely diced apples. Mix the butter, breadcrumbs, sugar, raisins, pine nuts, cinnamon and lemon zest. Evenly spread the mixture over the apples and brush it with a beaten egg. Grease a baking tray and dust it with flour. Then roll up the filled dough and put it on the baking tray.
Bake at 150°C (300°F) for half an hour.

Wine cellar

Teran

Karst Teran (PTP- Recognized Traditional Denomination) is a high-quality red wine. It is produced in the Karst region from the Refošk grape vine (which is also called 'teranovka'). The Karst soil gives it a distinctive taste, and, compared to other wines, it has a high percentage of lactic acid. The homeland of Karst Teran lies between the Gulf of Trieste and Vipavska dolina valley. Its altitude is about 300m, and its soil is rich in silicates and iron. All these conditions give the wine a full taste, good acidity and high extract. In order to experience all these characteristics fully, serve Teran at 14 – 18 degrees Celsius in a large wine glass. Teran and prosciutto are a classic combination, but there are other possibilities: red meat, pork and sausage, dried meat products, grilled and barbecued meat dishes; it even makes a good combination with pizza. It is a wholesome wine, as it contains many ingredients that have positive effects on the human body. Teran does not age well, therefore it is best used within one year after production. However, the Grča family sticks to ''the older the better'' rule - the family is one of the few producers (if not the only one) that leave Teran to mature a bit longer in order to perfect its flavor and quality..


Vitovska Grganja

Vitovska grganja is a traditional white wine of the Primorska region. The grape vine grows on the Karst Plateau and in the Vipavska dolina valley. While it was known only by a few enthusiasts a couple of decades ago – the Grča family was among the first to produce it- it has become more popular in recent years in Slovenia. In the Italian part of Karst, where the wine has not been forgotten, Vitovska Grganja and Teran are synonyms for Karst wines.
Vitovska Grganja is an indigenous Karst white wine that used to be mixed with other varieties of white wine and named White Karst Wine. Since 2000 it has been produced as a single-variety wine, and its popularity keeps growing every year.
The must is cooked together with grape skins for at least two days. After that the Vitovska wine matures in barrels for a year.
It is a dry wine, golden yellow in colour with a quite intense bouquet. A strong bitter almond taste is characteristic of the Vitovska. The acid is pleasant and gives freshness to the wine.
The Vitovska wine is suitable for aging in wooden barrels.
It complements fish dishes and light meat dishes perfectly.
Oggi la Vitovska è, oltre al Terrano, sinonimo di vino carsico.

Teran liqueur

The king of liqueurs, it is definitely the most popular among them all. And the King's are the first producers of this king of liqueurs! The main ingredient of Teran liqueur is Teran wine, to which we add spices and seasonings (cinnamon, cloves) and brandy to increase the alcohol content.
The Teran liqueur goes perfectly with Karst štruklji roll, pancakes and apple or cheese strudel.